Grahamstown schools excelled at the South African National Equestrian Schools Association (Sanesa) Eastern Cape selection show held at the Grahamstown Riding Club from 28 – 31 July.
Horse rider combinations that achieved top results at the weekend in the high school categories included:
Victoria Girls High School— Melissa Amos riding Kings Highway came first and second respectively in her two show jumping classes, first in equitation, second in working hunter and was placed in dressage. Emily van der Merwe riding Eli Lilly won performance riding and equitation and came second in both her show jumping classes.
Kingswood College–Kirsty Wicks riding Desert Colours came first and third in her two show jumping classes. Kirstin Thomas riding Celtic Anu Rebel came first in the in-hand utility, second in show jumping, and was placed in dressage and prix caprilli. Megan du Preez riding Best on Broadway came second in show jumping.
Diocesan School for Girls–Emily Paterson riding Jhordan Harmony had a wonderful show winning both her show jumping classes and working hunter. She achieved a second in equitation and a third in working riding. Tarryn Whitfield riding Davetsaub Nijinsky won both prix caprilli classes and equitation and was placed in both her dressage classes and show jumping. Beth Rennie riding Secrets Told, won working hunter and one show jumping class and was placed in dressage. Jessica Rushmere riding Lady Tori won both show jumping classes at a top level. Georgie Gerber riding Golden Cat won the working hunter and came third in both her show jumping classes. On her other mount, Buffalo Run, she was placed in her show jumping. Babette Swart riding Cruisa Gigalo came first and second in her two show jumping classes, and was placed in working hunter. Felicity Burton riding Thornhill Hadalgo won one show jumping classes, came third in the second, achieved a first in working riding and a second in equitation and performance riding. Bella Houghton riding Tribute to Kylie was placed in working hunter, dressage, equitation and show jumping. Eleanor Counsell riding Gaelic Dane was placed in both show jumping classes, working hunter and in equitation. Kiara Dewey riding Perfect Storm came second in working hunter and was placed in show jumping. Kei Repapis riding Hildago was placed in her show jumping and working hunter classes.
Horse rider combinations that excelled at the weekend in the primary school categories included:
St Andrews Prep–Jonathan Pretorius riding Lady Madonna came first and second in his two dressage competitions respectively and third in performance riding. Nicholas Smailes riding Navajo Spirit came second in show jumping. Josh Furtner riding Navajo Spirit was placed in working hunter, equitation, and both his jumping classes.
Diocesan School for Girls–Anna Bradfield riding Princess Patches had an excellent show, winning the equitation, working hunter, and all her show jumping classes at a top level. Ingrid Emslie, riding Quileute Legend also had a good show, winning her working hunter class and dressage classes, second in working riding and placing in both her jumping classes. Hannah Jones riding Rocky II won one of her jumping classes and came second in the other and also scored a second in working riding. Mea Coetzer riding Navajo Spirit was placed in both her showing classes. Cornelia Rocher riding Moon Song placed in performance riding and show jumping
Sanesa will announce the Eastern Cape provincial schools team selected to attend the national championship event in Johannesburg within the next few weeks.